Stories about Public Power

Will the state Democratic Party support public power?

Plus: Kicking the NRA out of the SFPD, protecting the rights of minors to have a lawyer when they are questioned by the local cops -- and a Right of First Refusal for nonprofits to buy multi-family housing. That's The Agenda for Feb. 11-17.

Breed’s State of the City: Let’s all work together

Except that there's a class war in this city, and the speculators and big corporations have an agenda that's causing horrible problems -- and a lot of people want to know what side the mayor will be on.

SF is ready for public power

After more than 100 years, PG&E is losing -- and clean, renewable energy could be on its way.

PG&E is in bankruptcy court — and public power may be the only way out

The state has allowed PG&E to socialize risk and privatize profit. That might not be an option any more.

PG&E is on the ropes

There's never been a better time for the city to move on creating a public power system.

Tell the CPUC: No bailout for PG&E!

Activists organize to speak out at commission meeting Thursday

By the numbers, buying out PG&E makes perfect sense

With the stock collapsing, California could take over the utility, rebuild a safe grid -- and still make money. Try the numbers.

After the Camp Fire, which destroyed an entire community, let’s not bail out PG&E again

There's a much better alternative: The state should take over this criminal enterprise and run it as a public-power agency.

Is everyone at City Hall incompetent?

Or is the private sector -- and clear policy positions -- at the root of our homeless crisis?

OPINION: The best sort of democracy for San Francisco

Why ranked-choice voting makes sense -- and Jane Kim helped Mark Leno's campaign for mayor